Bigger ACOs Are More Successful 2018-04-11T17:02:00+00:00

ACO Collaboration

80% of ACOs are
too small.

But we can fix that. We have the knowledge, experience, resources, and network to create and manage large collaborative ACOs that won’t be undermined by bad luck.

Caravan Health Right-Sizes ACOs for Success

ACOs offer their own sets of rewards, challenges, and pitfalls, but with Caravan Health, you’ll beat your benchmark year after year. Click through the different benefits in the diagram to learn more.

The Caravan Health Difference

ACOs offer their own sets of rewards, challenges, and pitfalls, but with Caravan Health at the helm, you’ll beat your benchmark year after year. Click on the different benefits to the right to learn more about what it means to be part of the Caravan Health ACO network.

Teaching participants about payment models that reward improved community health has produced an average increase of 5-7% inpatient revenue, 10-17% outpatient revenue, and $250-$500 per patient wellness revenue for our ACOs.
We offer solutions to care coordination and scalable, data-based predictions about disease progression, management, and prevention. This leads to increased engagement among clinicians and with existing and new patients.
We continually gather, study, and report on data collected from within and beyond our ACOs to ensure participating organizations have actionable information that yields improved care at lower costs.
Nurse-driven ACO models are more successful and sustainable, clinically and financially. We train population heath nurses to lead preventive care, chronic care management, care planning, and behavioral health integration.
Our expert staff, vast ACO network, templated legal documents, turnkey systems, and on-demand resources and expertise allow ACO participants to optimize care delivery and improve patient outcomes.
Organizational change is hard, but necessary. We ease this burden and support staff at all levels of your organization by employing our effective communication, education, and onboarding processes.

Bringing Population Health to Life

When an ACO has fewer than 20,000 lives, hospitals lose the ability to meaningfully connect performance to outcomes. When an ACO has more than 60,000 lives, participating organizations can begin to see performance-based results. And an ACO with more than 100,000 lives can effectively share risk and reliably make quality and financial gains. Although many independent hospitals and clinics lack the knowledge, resources, and partners to form an ACO of that size, Caravan Health is uniquely experienced to support large-scale collaboration with our proven accountability, governance, and transparency model.
Our ACO Collaboration Model
To start with, we partner with you to better understand your long-term strategy. If Medicare risk is in your future, we will help you join other ACOs to avoid writing senseless checks based on “bad luck” caused by statistical variation. In this model, accountability, transparency, and enforcement are key.
Steps We Take to Make ACO Collaboration Successful

  • Improve transparency and communication among key players, including CEOs, physicians, population health nurses, and others
  • Align expectations among participating organizations
  • Create a clear roadmap and action plan
  • Implement clinic scorecards to objectively measure population health management and meaningful use
  • Quickly identify and remediate practices that are barriers to success
  • Remove chronically underperforming practices from the ACO

You Don’t Have to Take ACO Risk Alone
If risk is in your strategic plan, we help you take the next step by connecting you with like-minded partners – because when it comes to ACOs, bigger is better. The more participants you have in an ACO, the more you minimize statistical variability and the more successful you will be, as long as ALL participants are doing the work. Our accountability model will ensure consistent performance across the ACO. Pooling your lives with other high-performing organizations will be the most important move you can make to maintain local control, prepare for future risk models, or even launch a provider-based health plan.

The Caravan Health Difference

ACOs with equally committed partners

Group benefits, local leadership

 80-90% less administrative burden

Analytics to Power Successful ACOs


Get connected to the right partners.

Our network of ACOs is immense and constantly growing, so if you think you might want to make a change, let’s talk. We find you the best fit for your health system and connect you with others that share your vision and drive.

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